ISB (Indian School of Business) Interview Experiences 2018-19

Process
The final round of selection at ISB (Indian School of Business) consists of a Personal Interview.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 25-35 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2-3
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Chemical), Work Experience of 3 years
Introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit more about your work profile.Tell us more about how you managed to save Rs. 7.5 crore per year.Could you tell us what led you to switch from the manufacturing site to the R&D level?Could you tell us about a case wherein you had a chance to show your leadership skills? (Some cross-questioning) You seem good on the technical side based on your work profile. Why an MBA and why particularly ISB? (Some questions on hobbies & interests) Which was the last book you read and what are your views on it?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Biotech), Work Experience of 33 months in Investment Banking (IB)
Tell us about yourself. How was working in a front-end IB?What was the worst part of your job?Why did you decide to leave, what pushed you towards it?Why StashFin?Why ISB?When did you realize you want to do an MBA?Why Finance after Biotech?What is your short term goal?Why not continue with StashFin after ISB?Do you believe that structured learning helps? Why did the 2008 crisis happen in that case?But it was a very large group of individuals that were involved. Don't you think structured learning might have gone wrong?Tell us if you got to apply your Deutsche learning at StashFin?How did you go about making these changes? Give an example of one process that you streamlined.Tell us about your trek. What will you advise someone going on a first trek?How many people are not able to complete due to fitness?Any questions for us?
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: Work Experience of 4.5 years in Intellectual Property Consulting 
Tell us what exactly do you do in the domain of IP and what all do you do in a typical week at the job?How does it relate to business?How much does a person spend on filing a patent?What type of tools do you use to handle IP data?What kind of resistance do you face while delegating a task?You’ve mentioned concept notes in your essay. Explain a bit more about it. How does your company product gather data for the databases you use? How will you differentiate between a copyright infringement and a patent infringement? Can I patent a process and a product both in single patent?What is the concept of novelty?What kind of latest AI and text mining technologies are you using in your services?What is the duration of projects you typically work upon?Have you done any automation in your job?What is the future of E-commerce?Why ISB?Any questions for us?
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